Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts – THA Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with the AA-T in Theatre Arts. Three lower-division units in the major (TH A 130) and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 units

  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, and California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in Theatre Arts are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: Consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Drama (Theatre Arts) Major:  42 units

TH A 130 met before transfer - required for ADT.

  • Core (24 units)
  • Major Electives (18 units) – 18 elective units with the TH A prefix. At least 9 units must be upper-division units. Consult with a major advisor.

University Electives: 3 or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., in both UD GE and the major.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
TH A 101 Orientation to Theatre Arts (Major Core) 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
University Elective 3
Second Semester
TH A 301 Landmarks in Drama: Research and Writing for Theatre Majors (Major Core) 3
TH A 405GW Analyzing and Writing About Theatre - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Major Electives (18 units) - Take Two 1 6
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Third Semester
TH A 302 Foundational Skills in Theatre and Dance Production (Major Core) 3
TH A 401 Global Theatre History I (Major Core) 3
Major Electives (18 units) - Take Two 1 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
Fourth Semester
TH A 303 Production Support for Theatre and Dance Performance (Major Core) 3
TH A 402 Global Theatre History II (Major Core) 3
Select One (Major Core): 3
Leadership and Organization for Production  
Theatre Management  
Major Electives (18 units) – Take Two 1 6
 Total Units60